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3.0 out of 5 stars EATS BATTERIES, February 2, 2011
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This review is from: Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 - Loch Ness Gray (Personal Computers)
I really like the look and feel of this portable mouse from Microsoft. The low-profile USB dongle is perfectly sized to NOT snag or hang. Unless you have size-12 NBA hands, this mouse will fit your hand well. The bad news is it doesn't have an auto-power down. It never sleeps. Forget to turn off the little guy, and boom you are changing out the AA battery. Until you get the message (TURN IT OFF), you'll go through an AA every single day - at least. Duracell must have been the co-designer with Microsoft.
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Initial post: Jul 13, 2011 11:51:23 PM PDT
dr_jojos says:
The "you'll go through an AA every single day.." comment seems to be an exaggeration. I have used mice for over 25 years and I have never seen any mouse that "eats" battery as this person described. If you give a review, it should be truthful and useful. Don't let emotion to distort the truth.

Posted on Sep 16, 2011 4:30:12 AM PDT
Yours could possibly be defective? Mine is going strong on the original Duracell it came with close to 2 months now. BTW, it also goes into a low power mode (the blue led gets dim and flickers) within a few minutes if it detects no movement.
P.S. It's the best laptop mouse I've ever owned.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 24, 2012 3:47:47 PM PST
falconium says:
He might meant Alcoholics Anonymous. :)

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 28, 2012 3:32:17 PM PDT
Dionisio says:
hahahahahahaha!!

Posted on Oct 10, 2012 8:12:25 PM PDT
Neil H. says:
I've been using one of these 3500s for a year or so (but not every day, it's not my only mouse) and it's still on the original battery. I usually remember to switch it off when I'm finished using it, but sometimes I forget. When it's not actually being used it evidently goes into a very low power mode. As far as I'm concerned, battery life is superb.

Posted on Nov 25, 2013 4:24:28 PM PST
Thank you very much for this review. Until I read it I was also concerned about the high battery usage but didn't even realize that it had an on-off switch!

Posted on Mar 24, 2015 9:37:57 AM PDT
D. Bunker says:
These do eat batteries, but if yours goes through a batt every day it's defective - regardless of whether or not you turn it off. I've never turned off the one I use on my PC and the battery on that one lasts at least 4 weeks. Not good by any means but not going through a batt every day either.
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